VICE’s Mary O’Hara speculates that a Department of Justice government program called Operation Choke Point may be behind Bank of America’s recent closures of bank accounts belong to adult film stars.
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This isn’t the first time adult entertainers have claimed that banks were discriminating against them.
In May 2013, CNBC wrote about actress Chanel Preston’s sudden account termination at Los Angeles’ City National Bank, and porn studio head Marc Greenberg’s lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase for violation of fair lending laws. Greenberg wanted to refinance his longstanding home loan, and said a JP Morgan vice president told him he was being declined for moral issues.
A Chase representative told VICE News they have no comment.
Now, news is slowly surfacing that shows the US Department of Justice may be strong-arming banks into banning porn stars.
It’s called Operation Choke Point, and it has nothing to do with deep-throating.